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Geographic information

Geographic Information Systems
Spatial analysis
Spatial information

Conference paper

Analysis and optimisation strategy of employment decentralisation in Perth through density and accessibility indicators

The Western Australian government has embarked on an employment decentralisation agenda aimed at bringing jobs closer to the people and improving urban sustainability in the Perth Metropolitan Region. This study employs density and accessibility measures to evaluate this decentralisation (or rather ‘poly-centralisation’) policy.

Urban vegetation cover change in Melbourne: 2014-2018

This report focuses on the extent and change in the spatial distribution of vegetation across Melbourne between 2014 and 2018, reported against major land-use classes and against metropolitan sub-regions.
Journal article

The Green Infrastructure Assessment System (GIAS) and its applications for urban development and management

Adverse changes of the landscape resulting from diverse human activities have consequently caused quality decline and functional degradation of the natural landscape, endangering the natural habitats of various species. Meanwhile, technical advancements in the area of spatial analysis including GIS and remote sensing enable many...
Technical report

Improving the connection efficiency of existing public transport interchanges

Public transport interchanges facilitate transfers between a wide range of motorised and nonmotorised transport modes, allowing users to move from feeder modes such as walking, cycling, private vehicles and local feeder buses to rapid transit, high volume modes such as heavy rail, light rail and...

The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

This study examines the changing geography of homelessness. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution.

The Solomon Islands National Ocean Planning Spatial Information System (SINOPSIS)

Global interest in seaweed production is increasing in response to the environmental and economic benefits that seaweed farming can provide.

Understanding the disruptive technology ecosystem in Australian urban and housing contexts: a roadmap

This research reviews different emerging digital and disruptive technologies in relation to housing. One key conclusion is that the sharing or ‘gig’ economy, with the likes of Airbnb, is already disrupting the housing sector.
Conference paper

Girl walk: identity, GIS technology and safety in the city for women and girls

This paper examines the outcomes and impact of the ‘Free to Be’ project piloted in Melbourne by the children’s charity Plan International Australia. The project – consisting of a mapping tool initially co-designed with young women – uses locative geo-locative technology to allow women and...
Conference paper

Walking for recreation: an innovative method for creating a GIS-based walkability surface on the Gold Coast, Australia

Encouraging greater levels of physical activity is a key policy focus in many urban areas, given the link between this and improved physical and mental health outcomes. The majority of previous studies on walkability however, have focussed on walking for transport; and generally consisted of...
Conference paper

Airbnb in Melbourne: how does the existing urban spatial structure shape the location of short-term accommodation sharing economy activity?

Airbnb is a short-term accommodation in the sharing economy platform that has become increasingly prevalent since its inception in 2008. Despite the growth of Airbnb, limited research has been focussed on understanding how this facet of the sharing economy interacts with the existing urban spatial...
Conference paper

Where are the electric cars and solar panels? The socio-spatial mismatch of mobility and energy transition in Australian capitals

Two disruptive developments are happening in the private transport propulsion and power generation area. Electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to replace an increasing share of traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles. Meanwhile, photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are also entering into the power generation scene as...
Conference paper

Migrant knowledge workers in global Melbourne: where do they live and where do they work?

This paper analyses the spatial distribution of migrant knowledge workers in their place of work and place of residence to identify the different patterns between international and internal migrant knowledge workers.
Conference paper

A GIS methodology for estimating the transport network impedance to last-mile delivery

The ‘last mile’ delivery in cities is not merely a logistics problem, but also a significant urban planning challenge. With the rapid growth of online retail transactions, the size and scope of last mile problem will more likely to escalate. This paper aims to measure...
Conference paper

A tale of two cities – patterns of population growth and change in Sydney and Melbourne

This paper seeks to examine spatial patterns of population and housing change in Sydney and Melbourne.
Conference paper

Planning for resilience and growth: an analysis of metropolitan planning strategies in australia

This paper proposes that policy makers should focus on how to design institutional arrangements that engage communities in responding to urban problems and opportunities as they arise. The design of institutional arrangements to support metropolitan plans might include a greater focus on harnessing the capabilities...
Conference paper

Public/private interfaces in the inner-city: types, adaptations, assemblages

This paper, part of a larger project on urban design and planning dimensions of creative clustering, analyses the micro-spatial morphology of public/private interfaces in the inner city of three Australian cities. What difference does an interface make—shop windows, front gardens, blank walls, car parks, garage...
Conference paper

The historical transformation of Melbourne's city centre: seeking for a sustainable urban form

This paper is dedicated to discover the process of the urban development in the context of Melbourne’s city centre, by illustrating the physical transformation in a set of figure-ground maps.
Conference paper

Trends and spatial patterns of infill development in Melbourne metropolitan local government areas

The synthesis presented here refers to infill mapping in different local government areas in the Middle and Outer regions of the Melbourne Metropolitan Area (MMA), including Monash, Knox, Casey, and Whittlesea local government areas.
Conference paper

Removing the effects of socioeconomic status on the geographic distribution of asthma events

Recent research in Perth, Western Australia has found that the risk of emergency department presentation for asthma is higher among children who live closer to major urban centres such as Perth and Fremantle. However, an increase in socio-economic status is also strongly associated with proximity...
Conference paper

Using Geographical Information Systems to explore the determinants of urban household water consumption

In 2005, a lengthy drought and high population growth was placing increasing pressure on urban water supplies. This paper reports on research using geodemographic approaches to examine the dimensions of household water use in South East Queensland.